Buying Paradigms in Vancouver

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  1. Matthew T

    Matthew T Auditioning

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    I'll be making the trip to visit my brother in Seattle in the next month and plan to drive up to Vancouver to purchase some Paradigm speakers (most likely Minimonitors, CC-370, and atoms).

    Through the Paradigm web site, I came up with 3 authorized dealers - Audio Video Unlimited, North Shore Audio Video, and P.E.P Audio Video. Does anyone have any experience with any of these? Any suggestions as to which of them (or others if I haven't found them) I should shop at for a good deal? Any particular salesmen I should speak with? etc...

    Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Wayne McRae

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    Hi Matthew, I just bought a pair of Studio 60's yesterday at Audio Video Unlimited in Surrey, which is a suburb of Vancouver. I worked a great deal mainly because I've made 4 purchases in the last 2 years with the same salesman. I would have no problem setting you up with him. PM me when your in Seattle.
     
  3. Matthew T

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    How far away is Surrey and is it easy to find? I'm already worried about getting lost in Vancouver.
     
  4. Greg Zinselmeyer

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    Coming from the border you will hit Surrey before you get to Vancouver, it's easy to find.
     
  5. Matthew T

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    Even better. Thank you.
     
  6. ernie.bin

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    there's a lot of avu locations in the area. check out their site at avu.ca. I deal with rene at their broadway store in vancouver and he's always great. If you make the trip up, you should explore the city a bit. It's a great city (I am biased though).
     
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    Yeah, vancouver rules [​IMG]
    Anyways, AVU is a very reputable dealer for paradigms, i'd recommend them... There are plenty of them around vancouver...
     
  8. Matthew T

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    Thanks for everyone's help. I'm heading over this weekend.
     
  9. ernie.bin

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    i called my dealer to order a set of shielded atoms and they said the prices had gone up a bit. so my shielded atoms were $220cad, and normal ones were $200cad.

    any one experience a similar price increase from a year ago?
     
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    Hey, you guys know how much are the Titans?
     
  11. Greg Olson

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    I live in Bellingham and was looking at the Energy C-3 ($499/pr)for the fronts and C-R1 Surrounds($175each)and C-C1 center($349) at Goodguys. I was thinking of going up to Vancouver to look at the Paradigms, I have never listen to them but the have great reviews. What would be compairable system with the Paradigms? I looked the the web site a really like the Monitor 5's, CC-370, ADP-370 setup. But I don't even know what price point they are in? I will be adding them to a SVS 20-39PCI+.
     
  12. Wayne McRae

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    IMHO the Paradigm system will outperform the Energy system. I've owned both. If you drive up and buy in Canada you would probably get the Paradigms for about 20-25% less than your Energy's.
     

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